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Art Condition Reports, Demystified

Oct 29, 2019

According to the most recent Art Basel report, there were some 55 international art fairs taking place in 2000. In 2017, the number grew to over 260, with dealers making 46% of their annual sales at the fairs. This explosion has most art market professionals feeling like they are constantly on the road. Stephan Zilkens of Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker said, “I see the art market turning more and more into a traveling business. Every week there are new art fairs in the world and they try to become more and more important.” 
Of course, it’s not only the people that have to shuffle from fair to fair. Works of art are also on the road more often than they have ever be ...

In the Post-Warren Kanders Era, Artists and Dealers Wonder: Should Collectors Be Vetted?

Oct 29, 2019

Philosophical and political divergences between artists and patrons are hardly new... Few dealers can afford to pick and choose. “It’s easy to be on your high horse when your profit margins are good,” said one New York art dealer, who requested anonymity. “But people hop off the horse and walk next to it when money gets tight.” 
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